In no way do I plan meals out for the purpose of looking healthier or more “on track” than I normally would. I eat what I eat, I document it, and I share it with you! That’s the beauty of doing it so often.
Nothing about my day of meals is planned just for this purpose, and for the record, I barely even plan any meals at all! My “food prep” merely consists of a trip to the grocery store once a week and keeping my refrigerator and pantry organized enough to sort through. I guess that is another post and topic for another time though…
I have been feeling a bit under the weather over the past couple of days (thanks a lot, unpredictable back-and-forth Michigan weather), and know my body is trying it’s best to fight something off.
Since I hadn’t been getting a ton of sleep, I turned in early (for me) last night and ignored my alarm this morning. After a good ten hours of shut-eye (!!!), I finally feel human again! It’s amazing what a little R&R will do for the body and soul.
Anyways, let’s get to the eats!
What I Ate
My Tuesday started extra early with a 6:30 a.m. workout at Xtend Barre.
Taking a clue from my first class, I made sure to grab smaller weights for the warm-up arm series. Laugh all you want, those 1 and 2 pounders creep up quickly when you’re circling and pulsing your arms for minutes at a time.
Class was challenging and we (Alex has been joining me!) celebrated with breakfast at Starbucks afterwards.
Veering off from my normal spinach and feta wrap, I ordered the reduced-fat turkey bacon breakfast sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin and a skinny vanilla latte.
Alex is able to work from home every other Tuesday, so she joined me in working the morning away at the coffee shop. We wrapped things up for a break around 11 a.m. and she mentioned stopping into Papa Joe’s to pick up some groceries. How have I never been here?
Correction. I have been in once (a looong time ago), my mind was blown, then somehow I completely forgot it existed. Why, I’ll never know.
As much as I love Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, I sure do miss my weekly trip to a Fresh Market ever since we moved. Papa Joe’s gave me that similar comforting feeling I always get walking through FM doors. Is that weird?
Over a hundred dollars more than I planned on spending later, I loaded my car with groceries and headed home.
Roadie seemed extra anxious when I arrived, so we went on a walk around the neighborhood.
As soon as we returned, I snacked on fruit salad while I made lunch.
I was hungry and craving lots of greens!
Baby spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, red, yellow, and green peppers, carrots, black olives, deli turkey, and feta cheese with balsamic vinegar.
Once I put everything from lunch away, I went upstairs for a shower and returned wanting a snack. I picked these Glutino gluten-free pretzels up at Papa Joe’s and dominated half of the bag right then and there. Whoops.
Feeling tired, I made myself a cup of coffee and typed up my afternoon blog post. Funny, it was about coffee and why it’s okay to have an afternoon cup every once in a while…
I spent another hour or so on the computer afterwards and did a load of laundry before I sat back down to study.
Two hours later, I finished reading my very last chapter of my NASM CPT book! Woo hoo! Dinner with a celebratory glass of wine sounded perfect.
It was spicy and delicious! I also made a slice of wheat toast and decided I was too full to even think about dessert.
Scott and I spent the rest of our night watching The Voice (Adam Levine, I’ve missed you…) and went to bed right around 11 p.m.
It was a great little Tuesday!
Questions of the Morning
• Do you ever order or make your pasta spicy?
• What show are you most excited about tuning into (if any) this fall?
It’s funny, I never used to like spicy food. Until about the age of 22, I never even tried anything spicy. Once I started dating Scott, he introduced me to a ton of new foods and my tastebuds adapted well. Now, I love the extra hotness in dishes and almost always make my pasta spicy! Arrabbiata sauce is my favorite to order out!
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